Grateful Dead Live at Oakland - Alameda County Coliseum on 1986-12-15
Touch of Grey
When Push Comes to Shove
Greatest Story Ever Told
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow
Disc Two/Set Two:
Looks Like Rain
Black Muddy River
Playin in the Band
Disc Three/Set Two cont:
*Thanks to Don for running my rig.
Notes: This is the 16Bit version.
Subject: THE BEST AUD FOR THIS SHOW
A remarkable comeback for the band. The crowd sends Jerry mad love throughout the show. Love Bobby's super bright tone.
Subject: Wow Thank U 4 a real good time
?? Great job taping this night. It was shear insanity this day. People were so hyped up. No wonder it comes out at all.
Subject: Vaulting Through The Hues
I took a few to listen to every tape - aud or sbd - posted here and as suspected - the tapers, ( God Bless them, every one ), can't take the hit for the obvious tech farts that blat out in the first few minutes or so.
OH MY GOD!! YOU MEAN - THE 'QUIPMENT WAS NOT JUST EXACTLY PERFECT!?!?! OH, ATLANTIS!
Raise your hands, kids, if you were at a show - ever - and there was not a single tech fart in the sound system during the first song and quite possibly up through the third or fourth.
Think for a second about the pristine quality of the auds for Boston 6-9-76 when the band pulled out Stephen? The band almost disappeared for all the gleeful whurfling. And this night Jerry, ( not the whole band - listen to the sbd's ), hauls off and open's with Touch Of Grey?! It's a sort of miracle the whole place didn't shake apart.
If it was Just Exactly Perfect it would be Journey and then no one would care, ( and quite rightly too ).
If one studies a mandela long enough, all the human imperfections can distract the soul from the beauty of the moment. Blow the sand away and wrap yourself in the splendoured moment of a rebirth.
Subject: Jerry did survive!
Wow! just listened to this for the first time since the show, the Goosebumps! they came back just like being there again.. Absolutely Thrilling! Thank You
Subject: Upon Further Review....
So I offer my apologies to Mr. Suraci.
Peace. Jesus heals from the inside out.
Subject: The Comeback Show
“And when the first chords of “Touch of Gray” rose reassuringly out of the darkness on the stage, the roar from the crowd shook the building. There were tears of joy streaming down the faces of many in the crowd by the time Garcia got to the end of the first chorus and practically shouted “I WILL SURVIVE” that was all the 14,000 deliriously dancing people needed to hear. The doubts and fears dissolved. Smiles and hugs all around, Garcia was back.”
When Garcia Sang “Candyman” he saluted the crowd while singing “Wont you tell everyone you meet that the Candyman’s in town?” That show also saw the debut of “When Push Comes to Shove” and “black Muddy River.” What more can I say this show was a historic event and I feel privileged just to hear it.
Subject: Ain't that bad!
Now onto the show
Yes there is a tinny quality and Phil lacks a little definition and Bob's guitar is way out in front of the mix and the audience is LOUD! And I wouldn't want it any other way. No boards needed for this show. Of my 150 shows, I never experienced the love and happiness as I did at this one. It was a continuous hug fest with strangers all night.
The Touch and Candyman are as reviewd elsewhere. Spine tingling energy.
Push come to Shove and Black Muddy debut. Bob blows the beginning of Truckin, big surprise.
The last time Wharf Rat into Playing was performed. And a fun Good Lovin with Bobby screaming real high pitched at the end. I'll never forget the wave Jerry gave us. Peace
Subject: thats OK rougheyed...
Subject: DON'T KNOCK TONY SURACI
It amazes me how some deadheads can do nothing but criticise. On 1993-09-22, one wanker suggests that guest David Murray can't play jazz!!! (Download now before it's pulled.) Try being a British deadhead. I only ever saw 2 shows, and it was a bloody long way to Miami for them! Thanks to guys like Tony Suraci I can hear all the superb music I've missed. The whingers should be campaigning to get the withdrawn shows back. (Do you really think parts of the vault went "missing" when the capitalists took over?)
Keep up the good work, Tony!
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